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    Hi, could someone please help me with these two questions?
    - what is the importance of elastic fibres in arteries?
    - what is the importance of muscle fibres in arteries?

    We never got taught this separately, so I just assumed that together they contract/relax but idk. Tried looking it up but can't find any answers that seem to make sense
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    They both stretch and recoil to maintain the flow of blood and keep the high pressure in the artery which comes from left ventricular systole
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